Hello. I just really am looking for a place to get some support and understanding. My family is pretty tired of the breakdowns. About 4 weeks ago, I noticed pain in my left leg. It progressively got worse during the day. Occasionally my leg would feel numb or pins an needles. I went home and went straight to bed. It was better the next morning. About a week later, the pain came back. Same thing, dull at first, but progressing, until at the end of the day (after a 25 minute drive home) I was in tears. I called the Dr. the next day. He put me on prednisone and lortab. It got worse. I went back. He put me on voltaren and another script for Lortab. Did an x-ray. It was normal. It's getting worse. I'm scheduled for an MRI this Friday. I depend on the lortab now just to function (which I hate!). I take 1/2 every 2 or 3 hours (whole one would knock me out). And still get breakthrough pain. I told the nurse the pain is worse than child labor. It really is. I had an ectopic rupture about 6 years ago. This pain is approaching being worse than that. I sometimes think I'm going nuts. How can it hurt so bad? Why isn't it getting better? Ok, thanks for letting me vent.